Any Seagull outboard experts?
I've always loved Seagulls, outboards that is, but have never owned one.
Today I was given one by somebody at work who was clearing out his late Fathers garage over the weekend and was going to take it to the tip before thinking I might like it as I'm the resident Boat bloke at work.
I've read the serial number off it, LLSL 318G6, and from what I can find it's a July 1966 Century 100 4HP Long shaft.
Can anyone confirm that?
I can't believe he would even consider taking it to the tip as it's in really nice condition, not rusty and manky like most of them you see for £50 at boat jumbles, but not in immaculate restored condition either.
It's just got that great old, honest look to it as can be seen from the pictures, and even has what I assume are the original tools to go with it.
It has good compression, but I've not tried it for a spark yet. I'm hoping to get it started over the weekend.
It was apparently purchased by his father brand new, but strangely to his knowledge his father has never owned a boat, and all his life he's known it just leant up against the wall in the garage at the family home, so there is a possibility it's never been used in anger.
I really don't know what to do with it, I suggested to Mrs Nasher that I was going to clean it up and hang it on the wall on the landing, but she disagreed surprisingly.
I don't want it to just get dirty and covered in dust in my garage, but on the other hand it would be a shame to sell it as it's just a nice thing.
It's completely unsuitable for any boating I currently do, and Mrs Nasher tells me we don't have the space to buy the small clinker built harbour boat it deserves to be hung on.
I know it's not actually worth a huge amount, but have promised that if I sell it on I'll split what I get for it with the guy who gave it to me.
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